Four Injured In Erdington LA Fitness ‘Ceiling Collapse’

Expert Reveals Hope For Answers Over Swimming Pool Incident

24.06.2013

By Rob Dixon

Lessons must be learned from an incident in which four people were injured when the ceiling above the swimming pool at the LA Fitness site in Erdington, Birmingham, collapsed, according to expert lawyers.

The fitness centre was evacuated following the problems on Sunday morning (June 23rd) when four people in the pool at the time suffered minor injuries. No one was hospitalised however.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service added that it was very fortunate that those involved had not suffered more serious injuries.

Irwin Mitchell’s specialist personal injury lawyers represent people who have suffered injuries in accidents in public places, helping them to gain answers over their ordeals and vital funds which go towards helping them to recovery from such problems.

David Urpeth, a Partner and specialist in public liability claims at the national law firm, said: “This is a very worrying incident and one which both those involved and other people who regularly use this fitness centre will want answers about.

“From what we have seen in previous cases similar to this, we know it is also important that any lessons learned from this specific incident are shared with similar sites and gyms to ensure that such problems are not repeated elsewhere.

“The safety of consumers at fitness centres should always be a top priority, so we hope that everything possible can be done to ensure this does not happen again.”

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